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Scholarship & Loan Repayments

Opportunities for graduate nursing students

SDSU College of Nursing Opportunities

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

The SDSU College of Nursing has received NFLP funding for more than a decade. This loan opportunity is made possible through grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Health Resources and Services Administration. With the NFLP opportunity, tuition and fees are funded for graduate nursing students who intend to teach in an accredited school of nursing (at a two-year or four-year institution) for four years following graduation. When the teaching requirement is fulfilled, up to 85% of the loan is forgiven. To be eligible for this program, students must take one of the four approved education courses during their graduate program. Information about NFLP funding is sent to PhD, MS-Nurse Educator, and DNP students enrolled at SDSU before the start of each academic semester.

External Funding Options

This is not an all-inclusive list.
  1. Federal Financial Aid
  2. HSRA Nurse Corps Scholarship Program (Annual Spring application cycle)
  3. Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (Annual early Spring application cycle)
  4. National Health Service Corps (Annual Spring application cycle)
  5. Loan Repayment Program (State Loan Repayment) (Annual early Spring application cycle)
  6. American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  7. South Dakota Board of Nursing - Nursing Education Assistance Loan Program
  8. South Dakota Nurses Foundation Scholarship
  9. Rita H. Walsh Scholarship (SD Nurses Foundation)
  10. Minority Fellowship Program
  11. Nurse Practitioner Scholarship (recognizes an outstanding nursing student enrolled in an accredited Nurse Practitioner (NP) program)